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June 10, 2008 11:24 AM   Subscribe

Walkenworks
posted by Blazecock Pileon (29 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Needs more ...

Something. I just don't know what, though.
posted by yhbc at 11:32 AM on June 10, 2008 [2 favorites]


Walken's hair is easily the best thing about this entire film.
posted by ND¢ at 11:34 AM on June 10, 2008


Christopher Walken for President in 2008, its not too late America!
posted by Mutant at 11:35 AM on June 10, 2008


I like the idea but Walken deserves a crazy ass flash site and a few games where you get to play chibi Walken. In fact, they should have a Cooking Mama Walken edition.
posted by spec80 at 11:36 AM on June 10, 2008


I was all set to snark that it doesn't have a review of my favorite piece of Walken's recent work, but lo and behold, it does!
posted by googly at 11:40 AM on June 10, 2008


My Walken of choice.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:40 AM on June 10, 2008


I am digging the hair-based focus.

Hair: Prophecy 1 and 2: dyed black, nineties fashion bob haircut. Satisfyingly outrageous in combination with the white pancake makeup. Heavily disapproved of by mainstream critics of the films.

Prophecy 3: Wild unkempt long flowing hair, in serious need of conditioner. Particularly angelic in combination with trumpet playing in a convertible car on the highway. One can see Walken managing it with difficulty as it blows into his eyes in some scenes. With the lighting in the final scenes it creates an aureolic effect around his head as befits his character's status as archangel.

posted by Artw at 11:44 AM on June 10, 2008


that is WAY more serious a site than I was expecting. In a way, it kind of reminds me of the "Roy Orbison in Cling Wrap" site in that the weirdest thing about it is how entirely serious it is.
posted by shmegegge at 11:46 AM on June 10, 2008


Wait, there was an actual "McBain" movie? And it wasn't just made-up on the Simpsons?
posted by GuyZero at 11:55 AM on June 10, 2008


that is WAY more serious a site than I was expecting.

It sounds almost like it was written by Nice Pete from Achewood.

(Also--no Annie Hall in the list of films reviewed? No Deer Hunter?)
posted by Prospero at 11:56 AM on June 10, 2008


Personal fave: One does not simply Walken to Mordor.
posted by blue_beetle at 12:03 PM on June 10, 2008


I would watch -- and I have watched -- Walken cook a chicken.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 12:04 PM on June 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Number out of 10 refers to my personal and totally subjective rating of the film.

That's good news. I hate those objective film critics.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:11 PM on June 10, 2008


I wish the photos were captioned. What movie is the picture on the front page of the link from? (The one where Walken's petting a horse. Neigh, caressing the horse.)
posted by nosila at 12:16 PM on June 10, 2008


More Walken, courtesy of (previously) Brandon Bird.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 12:18 PM on June 10, 2008


Walken's finest hour...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:27 PM on June 10, 2008


Walken creeps me out. I'm not really sure why, but he does. If I had any young daughters, I don't think I'd let them within a mile of him. Heh.
posted by jamstigator at 12:49 PM on June 10, 2008


There's a scene in McBain where Walken pulls his fighter jet alongside another plane, lines up the two cockpits, pulls a handgun out, and shoots the other pilot. Through both cockpit windows. Nothing shatters, there are no bullet holes.

Maybe Walken killed JFK.
posted by unsupervised at 12:58 PM on June 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Walken is really quite a normal guy. There's just something about the combination of his plain stares and accent that makes it easy to match the psycho roles to him.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:20 PM on June 10, 2008


I wish the photos were captioned. What movie is the picture on the front page of the link from? (The one where Walken's petting a horse. Neigh, caressing the horse.)

That's Walken as the Headless Horseman in Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow.
posted by EarBucket at 1:26 PM on June 10, 2008


I wish the photos were captioned. What movie is the picture on the front page of the link from? (The one where Walken's petting a horse. Neigh, caressing the horse.)

that's a screencap from "sleepy hollow." if you've not seen it, i recommend it. not because it's a particularly good movie or anything, but day-um! CW with prosthetic filed-to-a-point teeth, riding a monsterous horse and killing with a broadsword? yummy! (p.s. the costumes - particularly the dresses - are also stunning. not so much, the performances of johnny depp, christina ricci and others...)

Walken creeps me out. I'm not really sure why, but he does. If I had any young daughters, I don't think I'd let them within a mile of him. Heh.


and see, i would pay very, very good money just to watch you watch him, even from a safe distance, following your fictional daughters. not in a menacing way, not to wish fictional harm on these fictional lasses...perhaps just walking down the same street, on the opposite side of the street.

i can't really explain why i'd pay money for this. but any experiment involving CW is $$worthy to me.

even mcbain.
posted by CitizenD at 1:38 PM on June 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


p.s. blazecock pileon: thank you. i don't have the words to describe how much i needed a walken infusion today.
posted by CitizenD at 1:40 PM on June 10, 2008


I too have an irrational obsession with all things Walken. I find the idea of Walken doing comedy to be hilarious before I even see it. Normally I could care less if a film's actors are celebrities or not as long as they are talented, but for some reason Walken stands out for me.

On another note, my ex-girlfriend thought guys that I thought looked creepy like Christopher Walken and Andrew Vacchs were totally sexy. It always made me a little nervous that with proclivities like that she was attracted to me.
posted by BrotherCaine at 2:41 PM on June 10, 2008


Christopher Walken absolutely loves hot dogs.
posted by jammy at 4:18 PM on June 10, 2008


Christopher Walken Is...
posted by owhydididoit at 6:17 PM on June 10, 2008


Seriously, though, I adore him and his films. Nice find!
posted by owhydididoit at 6:26 PM on June 10, 2008


Unsupervised, looks like someone else remembers that scene, too.
posted by lovetragedy at 10:59 PM on June 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is the Walken I remember ... and the screenplay adapted by John Irvin of Frederick Forsyth's novel.
posted by aldus_manutius at 5:59 AM on June 11, 2008


Earbucket and Citizen D: Thanks! I think I'll watch Sleep Hollow next time I need a couple hours of extreme entertainment.
posted by nosila at 11:24 AM on June 12, 2008


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